naphryx pulex, jumping spider, spider, salticidae, patrickzephyr. massachusetts, photo

Naphrys pulex


I had just spent about an hour in 90+ degree heat searching for jumpers with no luck. I did find many deer flies or should I say they found me. As I reached for my car door handle to escape the deerflies I saw this beauty hopping around on the side of my car. When I entered the car there was another one on my dashboard. What are the odds? I think they know I want to photograph them:)). Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.